Audax Tasmania Newsletter – December 2020

Charlene Barach - 17/12/2020

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Just a quick reminder that we’ve got some upcoming events.

There are two 200Ks to get you warmed up, one 600K which you might like to use to qualify for the 1200K on offer in February … and one 1200K on offer in February!

Oatlands 200 – December 19

Taking in some great back roads to Oatlands, with a cooks tour of the gravel roads on route. Support provided at Levendale and Colebrook, IGA and takeaway shop and toilets at Oatlands.

Start Location: Cornelian Bay

Date/Time: 19-Dec-2020 7 am Registration:

Hadspen Hike 600 – January 23/24

Headquartering in Hadspen and heading out over hills and hollows in Northern Tasmania, a 600 km with about 4600 metres of climbing. You will have 40 hours to complete this ride, including all breaks.

Start Location: Hadspen IGA

Date/Time: 23-Jan-2021 5 am Registration: Will be announced over the Christmas break! But the time to start training is now!

Starting Off With Church – February 7

Some of Paul’s favourite gravel sections combined into a nice 200K ride. Starting off with Church Rd.

Start Location: Church Rd

Date/Time: 07-Feb-2021 7 am Registration: Will open in January. Watch the website!

Tour de Tasmanie

TdT An Audax Australia randonnée with 1200 kilometres of beautiful scenery which showcases the Tasmanian coast and mountains. The 90 hour hill grinding odyssey commences in Hobart with a coastal ride to Saint Helens before heading inland towards Launceston. A complete circumnavigation of Great Lake on the Central Plateau then onwards to the west coast will find you in Strahan. Finally, after passing through Queenstown and a part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area to Derwent Bridge, a gentle descent towards Hobart finishes off what will surely be a grand tour. With 14,800 metres of ascent and 14,800 metres of descent this 1200km ride will be a serious test of endurance.

PLEASE NOTE: For the 2021 edition due to COVID-19 this ride will have limited support, refer to event website for details.

Start Location: The Whaler, Salamanca

Date/Time: 18-Feb-2021 5 am Registration:

Details of all scheduled rides are in the Audax Calendar

Southern 300 Register
Southern 300
Distance: 300km | TAS | BRM
Lake Leake 400 (2022) Register
A 400km Supported loop up the stunning east coast past Swansea @ back down to Runnymede. Then a loop out to Oatlands & Back. Then back to Richmond & over Grass Tree Hill.
Distance: 400km | TAS | BRM
St Marys 600 (2023) Register
Up the east coast to St Helens, back to St Marys for a rest before heading down the Midlands Hwy before the traffic to Melton Mowbray, Bothwell and home
Distance: 600km | TAS | BRM
A Ram, A Lamb, A Dingdong Calendar RAID Register
A 600 km Calendar Raid from Launceston to Hobart. The time limits are 3 – 6 days. Decide on your own day's distance and overnight stays. The 600 distance does count towards annual distance awards, but no other Audax awards,
Distance: 601km | TAS | BR
Meander Meander 400 Register
Meander through the lovely Meander Valley and area in Northern Tasmania, then return to Launceston for a final challenge before the finish – one last climb. 400 km ride with a 27-hour time limit, including all breaks.
Distance: 401km | TAS | BRM
Hadspen Hike 600 Register
Headquartering in Hadspen and heading out over hills and hollows in Northern Tasmania, a 600 km with about 4600 metres of climbing
Distance: 604km | TAS | BRM

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